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How do I ask for SQL Server help on Twitter?

For those of us who have been on twitter for a long time, we are familiar with the #sqlhelp hashtag. However, I was giving a presentation to a user group last night and came across a case where folks in the room didn’t know about the hashtag. I mentioned this was available when someone indicated they were basically a one-man shop and wanted to get more help. That person said he didn’t know about it. Another indicated she hadn’t heard of it, either.

So if you’re in the SQL Server community and you are stuck on a SQL Server related-issue, try out the #sqlhelp hashtag. Try to define your issue as clearly as possible. Likely you’ll see a group of folks with expertise jumping in. That’s one of the great things about the SQL Community: the willingness to help one another.

Databases – Infrastructure – Security

Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as an infrastructure and security architect. He has also served as a senior Microsoft SQL Server DBA, database architect, developer, and incident response team lead.


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